We’ve all heard it — Don’t worry, be happy!
But is living worry-free really possible?
How can we overlook the muck and mire that often crosses our path, or ignore all the “what if’s” that sneak into our mind?
I’ve got lots I could worry about. I’m sure you do to—the kids, the dogs, health, finances. And the list goes on . . .
Press in for a moment though, try, really try . . .
Imagine a life with no worries.
Think of a sweet newborn baby. She’s sleeping peacefully in the arms of her loving father. The father is strong, and he adores her beyond words!
What an amazing concept, right . . . living and sleeping without a worry.
“It’s IMPOSSIBLE to live worry-free”, you say!
Years ago, I would have agreed with you . . .
The world is certainly full of misery, and the giants of worry, fear, and anxiety are still looming and lurking all over our land!
so what changed for me?
What changed was that I met my Heavenly Father. Now I know how deeply I’m loved, and even though I don’t always understand what’s happening in my life, I can rest peacefully in His loving arms knowing that He is working everything out for my good. Some days I can almost hear Him whisper—
“Be still, and know that I am God. . .” Psalm 46:10
We don’t need to fear what tomorrow holds! All we need to do is take the hand of our Heavenly Father, and trust Him to lead us through the day . . .
Not along ago I would have said that living with no worries was impossible. But once I met the God of the impossible, everything changed. Life now flows from trust to trust, walking like a child, living in the moment . . . hand in hand with my Heavenly Papa.
Oh sure, there are days my mind drifts back to the “land of regrets” (that’s another story!), and other days my thoughts sneak into the future, to the “land of worry and what if’s”. But I’ve been learning that it’s never God who lets go of my hand. It is me who lets go of His . . . that’s when worry sets in.
Dear friends, will you take the hand of God?
Will you entrust to Him all your worries and cares?
Declare with me—
Don’t worry, Be Happy oh my soul! For this is the day the Lord has made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it!
So is living worry-free really possible?
The answer, my friends, is YES . . . provided we entrust our lives into the hands of our Heavenly Father, and walk hand in hand with Him throughout the day.
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” ~ 1 Peter 5:7
More encouraging words . . .
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” —Corrie Ten Boom
“I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” ~ Jesus (John 14:27)
Hope be with you!